Pharmacy technicians are a vital part of the pharmacy team, working under the supervision of a pharmacist.
They prepare medicines and other healthcare products and supply them to patients. They also take an active role in providing patients with guidance on taking medicines.
As a qualified technician you could be involved in areas such as:
- medicines management
- aseptic dispensing
- quality control
- training and development
- information technology
- clinical trials
- medicines information
- management of staff.
The training consists of two years consecutive work-based experience under the direction of a pharmacist to whom the trainee is directly accountable for not less than 14 hours per week.
To qualify as a pharmacy technician, you need to complete both a GPHC-approved competency-based qualification and a knowledge-based qualification.